Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney gives a speech on the state of the Republican party at the Hinckley Institute of Politics on the campus of the University of Utah on March 3, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

BYU Enlists Mitt Romney to Push Big 12 Bid

As the Big 12 Conference continues to cautiously explore expanding to more universities, news has emerged that at least one hopeful school enjoys the assistance of a former GOP presidential nominee.

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Gay Group Seeks to Bar BYU from Big 12 Membership

A gay-rights organization issued a letter to the Big 12 urging the conference to block admission to Brigham Young University because of the religious convictions on homosexuality embraced by the school.